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Verbena canadensis

Common Name(s):
Clump verbena, Rosa verbena
Categories:
Groundcover, Perennials
Comment:

Some cultivars flower spring to frost; good drought tolerance once established; a spreading plant, Clump verbena is native from Virginia to Florida where it spreads in sunny, well drained areas. The cultivar 'Homestead Purple' is enjoying tremendous popularity, because of its glowing purple flowers which bloom from late spring until cold fall weather. Very attractive to butterflies.

Season:
Late spring to fall
Height:
8-18 in.
Flower Color:
Red, pink, white, purple
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 6-10
Foliage:
3-4 in. shiny dark green leaves
Flower:
Dense flower cluster
Habit:
Deciduous to semi-evergreen
Site:
Sun; range of soil types including sandy and infertile soil
Size:
Height 4-12 in. with a spread of 2 ft.
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Low growing
Propagation:
Root cuttings in spring, seed
Exposure:
Full sun
Soil:
Well drained
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
North America, North Carolina
Growth Rate:
Varies
Tags:
evergreen, deciduous

NCCES plant id: 374

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Photo by Lisa Williams, CC BY - 2.0